Wednesday, March 17, 2010

My Bubble: Taking Lessons ...

It's a whole new ball game ... this thing called RETIREMENT!

When I first decided to fulfill my dream of EARLY RETIREMENT, I've never imagine that it would need any effort to overcome the transition. I want to be laid-back, to enjoy my first 3 months' sabbatical and loving every minute of it but underneath the composed front, anxiety keeps creeping in.
  • I want to relax but there's fear of LAZINESS!
  • I want to slow down but there's fear of PROCRASTINATION!
  • I want to enjoy myself but there's fear of INDULGENCE!

All 3 fears led me to spend the whole day at Steven and Cheryl's shop. At least I can get free motivation from the masters, I thought. They have been through the phase already and whatever advice they could spare would be a great boost. I was not wrong ... feeling slightly better now.

Thanks 'sifus' but I need to take more lessons!


Life is a succession of moments. 
To live each one is to succeed.

4 Bubbles:

my friend did the same and feared the same. now she is looking for a job

Oh tak mau oh Lily. I have no intention to go back to work.

I do have some business project now and I'll try my best to make it work.

no fear, no fear, everything is in the mind, let your mind be calm - like your poem said. take it easy, you are definitely in control and you will adapt to the changes especially emotionally, bit by bit.

if i can do it, so can you. i think you do it better soon. just one caution though - don't get lazy like me....LOL

Laziness and procrastination is setting in ... fighting hard coz I know I'll win ultimately.

You are right, it's all in the mind. Thanks for the vote of confidence.